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Post-doctoral position in Torino/Italy

26 July 2020

Post-doctoral position in Torino/Italy

Job ID
27442
Place
Torino/Italy

Description

A Postdoctoral Fellowship is available in the Physiopathology of Neural Stem Cell group (http://www.nico.ottolenghi.unito.it - https://www.nico.ottolenghi.unito.it/eng/Research/Research-Groups/Physiopathology-of-neural-stem-cells) at the Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi (Orbassano, Torino, Italy), led by Annalisa Buffo. The fellowship is funded within NSC-Reconstruct (https://www.nsc-reconstruct.com/en/index.do), a 4-year H2020 European Union supported Project coordinated by Prof. Elena Cattaneo - University of Milan (Deputy Coordinator: Prof. Malin Parmar - Lund University).

We are seeking for a highly-motivated, communicative and inventive postdoc who will be part of an enthusiastic team and of the NSC-Reconstruct collaborative network. The main focus will be to reconstruct complex functional striatal circuits through the integration of human striatal neurons and glia grafted in preclinical models of Huntington’s disease. We will work toward this aim by combining control of graft composition, control of the host injured milieu and modulation of circuit plasticity.

Requirements:
- PhD in Neuroscience or related disciplines
- at least one-first author paper in an international peer reviewed journal
- background in mechanisms of brain plasticity and/or circuit formation/neurobiology of neural precursors
- hands on experience in in vivo work on rodents, imaging, fundamental molecular and cellular biology and behavioral analyses
- experience with in vivo calcium imaging and recordings are an asset
- independent thinker able to work in a collaborative and multidisciplinary project

Interested candidates should send a full CV, a motivation letter and two letters of recommendation via email to annalisa.buffo@unito.it quoting “Postdoctoral position NSC-reconstruct”.
Closing date, September 15, 2020. Applications will be examined until the positions are filled.

Job Information

Closing date:
2020-09-15
Employment start date:
2021-01-01
Contract length:
1 year, renewable up to 3 years
Institution:
UNIVERSITY OF TORINO
Department:
Dept of Neuroscience and Neuroscience Institute Cavalieri Ottolenghi

Contact Information

ANNALISA BUFFO
Regione Gonzole 10, Orbassano Torino

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